A very busy week has kept me absent from the blog world lately. My list of topics keeps growing- but one of the things I’m most excited to write about was the shipment of specialty oils I received from a friend in the mail this Monday.
My best friend lives in Palm Desert, California and works at this specialty olive oil shop, called Olive A Sudden (get it…heh). She always brags about what awesome stuff they have and gave me a few samples when she was home this summer which I’ve been using. But she reaaaaallllly hooked me up and enhanced my life greatly this week when she sent me a package about 13 new flavors to experiment with. Being a food geek, I am way too excited than I ought to be about oil and vinegar. You’re probably thinking like “great, why do I need flavored olive oil and vinegar?” But there are so many amazing possibilities that this stuff can add to my recipes! I can’t wait to try them all!
First, she sent me three that I personally requested. A garlic infused olive oil (since I tend to dump a decent amount of garlic into everything I make), a regular olive oil and one called harissa- which is just a super spicy oil that gives your food a kick of heat. I’m definitely a fan.
I plan to put the spicy one on things like pizza, sautéed veggies….or basically anything I want to be spicy.
Then I received two packets of small samples- more olive oils and some balsamic vinegars.
I have been using this in my salad dressing.
Drizzled this one on my pizza dough.
I am super excited about this one:
Then there’s the balsamic vinegars. Can’t wait to try them as marinades and even desserts!
I drizzled the dark chocolate over my frozen banana treat the other night….omg.
Other ones she sent were blueberry balsamic vinegar (pancakes?!??!), Blenheim Apricot white balsamic vinegar, Cranberry Pear white balsamic vinegar, and Blood Orange infused oil. Imagine the possibilities!!!! I will keep you updated on what recipes I use these in. Yes- I am way too excited about oil.
By the way, I am not getting paid to sling this stuff or anything, but you should really check out their website!!!! Olive a Sudden
Which one would you most like to try? And does anyone have any suggestions on what I could possibly use some of these in?? I’d love to hear it!